PGA Tour releases 47-event schedule for 2022-23 season | Golf News and Tour Information

The PGA Tour has released its full 47-event schedule for the 2022-23 season, the final wrap-up campaign before the tour reverts to a calendar year-based schedule from 2024.

Notable changes include the transfer of the BMW Championship from Wilmington Country Club in Delaware to the Chicago area, with Olympia Fields hosting the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events after hosting a fanless BMW in 2020. Only 70 players will qualify for the first playoff event next season, the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis, up from the 125 who have reached the playoffs since the FedEx Cup began in 2007. Those 70 will be fully exempt for the following season, while that players outside the top 70 will compete for FedEx Cup points and additional status in a series of fall events.

Fifty players will move from FedEx St. Jude to BMW, with the top 30 qualifying for the season-ending Tour Championship, which ends Aug. 27.

The top 50 from the FedEx Cup Qualifiers, meaning those who qualify for the BMW Championship, will be able to compete in a series of international events. Details of this international series are expected to be released later this year, but the tour release indicates that the limited-scope and no-cut events will also be open to top performers from the fall series.

The first two FedEx Cup playoff events will see their purse increase from $15 million to $20 million, part of widespread increases in prize payouts for events throughout the upcoming season. The Sentry Tournament of Champions will have a $15 million prize pool, up from $8.2 million, and the three player-hosted invitational tournaments – the Genesis Invitational, the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday – as well as the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play will offer $20 million in prize money, up from $12 million. The FedEx Cup will again feature a $75 million prize pool, while Comcast Business Top 10 will pay out $20 million to the top 10 in the FedEx Cup regular season standings. The Player Impact program will include $50 million in bonuses in total.

Match play is the only World Golf Championship event on the schedule following the cancellation of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in China.

The season begins again at the Fortinet Championship (Sept. 15-18) in Napa, which will take place the week before the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. The CJ Cup, which was held in South Korea from 2017 to 2019 before moving to Las Vegas for 2020 and 2021, is moving to Congaree Golf Club in South Carolina. The RSM Classic (November 17-20) will be the final PGA Tour event of 2022, with the season resuming at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii after the New Year. After two events in Hawaii, the tour heads to the West Coast for The American Express and the Farmers Insurance Open, which will end on a Saturday for the second consecutive year. The following week, Phoenix will host both the WM Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl.

The rest of the schedule looks nearly identical to 2021-22, with a few notable exceptions, including the Rocket Mortgage Classic moving to late June and the 3M Open sliding a week later and serving as the season’s penultimate event. FedEx Cup regular.

Michael C. Ford